The Murder Pit - An Arrowood Mystery 2 (Paperback)
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The Murder Pit - An Arrowood Mystery 2 (Paperback)

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London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.

1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of London society. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of the city, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent, and considerably less well-paid cases.

Arrowood is in no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr and Mrs Barclay engage him to trace their estranged daughter Birdie, he's sure it won't be long before he and his assistant Barnett have tracked her down.

But this seemingly simple missing person case soon turns into a murder investigation. Far from the comfort of Baker Street, Arrowood's London is a city of unrelenting cruelty, where evil is waiting to be uncovered . . .

PRAISE FOR THE MURDER PIT:

`Another brilliant read from Mick Finlay . . . even better than [Arrowood]' B.A. Paris

`gripping' Daily Telegraph

`astounding ... If you crave Victorian age murder mystery, love darkly gothic atmospheres and want your detective rather tattered and torn at the edges Arrowood is your man.' SHOTS

`Enthralling' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

`A gripping novel with an adept sense of place as well as a clear-eyed examination of the dark exigencies of human behaviour' Crime Time

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008214791
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


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PRAISE FOR THE MURDER PIT:

`Another brilliant read from Mick Finlay . . . even better than [Arrowood]' B.A. Paris

`gripping' Daily Telegraph

`astounding ... If you crave Victorian age murder mystery, love darkly gothic atmospheres and want your detective rather tattered and torn at the edges Arrowood is your man.' SHOTS

`Enthralling' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

`A gripping novel with an adept sense of place as well as a clear-eyed examination of the dark exigencies of human behaviour' Crime Time

PRAISE FOR MICK FINLAY:

`Arrowood is a flawed but engaging hero and the plot spins from peril to twist and back with real panache' The Times

`A fantastic creation' The Spectator

`Richly inventive' Daily Telegraph

`Compelling' Seattle Times

`Strongly reminiscent of Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike novels...a memorable detective who can stand among the best' Harrow Times

`Arrowood feels... like he's always existed, we're only now being treated to an introduction. Mick Finlay's atmospheric, detailed, singular London is a terrifying place I hope to return to again and again.' Ross Armstrong, bestselling author of The Watcher

`If you ever thought the Sherlock Holmes stories might benefit from being steeped in gin, caked in grime and then left unwashed for weeks...Mick Finlay's 1895-set detective debut is for you.' Crime Scene

`A book with enough warmth, charm, humour, and intrigue to signal the start of an excellent new series.' Vaseem Khan, author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

`Stunningly dark and atmospheric crime debut. This is a story that packs a powerful punch. With murder, intrigue, dark humour, compelling characters and an extraordinary backdrop, it's to be hoped that Arrowood is just the opener for a thrilling and original new series.' Lancashire Evening Post

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“Sherlock Holmes never solved a mystery like this !...”

I was looking forward to the second Arrowood book and this doesn’t disappoint. The detectives, Barnett and Arrowood, who take on Holmes’s cast off cases, still despise and resent the public adulation that Holmes... More

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“The Murder Pit”

William Arrowood is a private detective of some distinction. In any other place and at any other time, he might well have been considered the world’s foremost consulting detective, but in London during the late 1890s... More

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Whispering Stories

“Amazing”

William Arrowood (the guvnor) and Norman Barnett his sidekick, and the narrator of the book are the poor people’s private detectives in the late 1800s. They take on the cases that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson... More

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